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Lancaster Livestock Auction: Lancaster Weekly Sale of Spring Lambs, Prime Hoggs & Cast Sheep, Monday 17th June 2024

PRIME LAMBS

A lighter show of lambs were forward, which could be expected with the festival. Trade was sharper then first thought, with an average of 387p/kg achieved, for lambs ranging from 30kg to 57kg. A ring full of heavy Suffolks sold to £197 from G Sagar & Son, Caton with the same good home selling other pens to £185 and £184. Texels sold to £184 from H Birkett & Son, Overton. Best bred lambs saw a ring full of Texel cross to 442p/kg from A&E Clarkson, Thurnham with Beltex to 440p/kg from KA Purtill, Wigan. Many more of the best were 405p/kg plus. Light weight lambs full of meat were in keen demand, with a pen of 38kg lambs selling to £168 from KA Purtill, Wigan.
More lambs are needed on a weekly basis, for our ever increasing ringside of buyers.

CAST SHEEP

Less ewes forward selling to a sightly reduced trade, Texels sold to £140 from H Birkett & Son, Overton with Charollais to £135. Hill bred ewes saw Cheviot to £100 from SE&J Gorst, Littledale. All types of ewes are required for next Monday, after the festival period.

Top Prices

SPRING LAMBS:

Suffolk: £197, £185, £184 New Parkside Farm, £148 Old Park Farm, £131 Lower Highfield. Texel: £184 North Farm, £178 Lower Highfield Farm, £178 Cock Hall Farm, £177 Little Fell, £175 North Farm, £174 Oak Aveune. Continental: £170, £148, £147 Dockensall Farm, £118 Oak Aveune. Dorset: £164, £154, £137 Corney Hill Farm. Ryeland: £150 Old Parkside Farm. Hampshire: £135, £116 Castle O Trim.

CAST EWE:

Texel: £140 North Farm, £132 Wyre Farm, £120 Oak Aveune, £118 Wyre Farm, £112, £110 Oak Aveune. Mule: £88 North Farm, £85 The Crest. Cheviot: £70 Cragg Farm.

CAST RAM:

Charolais: £135 Little Fell. Cheviot: £100 Cragg Farm.

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